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Not a girl, not yet a woman,
This review is from: Goodbye Lullaby (Deluxe Edition) (Audio CD)Here's my track-by-track!
1: Black Star: Too Short! It's only 1:35 long, (written for perfume ad) but it's pretty.
2: What the Hell: Hate this song. It's bratty and the equivalent to the awful "Girlfriend". Immature.
3: Push: Mid-tempo, summery, radio-friendly.
4: Wish You Were Here: Gorgeous guitar, lovely ballad, middle-of-the-road.
5: Smile: Rocky, punky, bratty, unnecessarily sweary, catchy chorus.
6: Stop Standing There: Reminds me of a hundred other songs, not mad about it. Mid-tempo.
7: I Love You: Another mid-tempo one, a bit forgettable.
8: Everybody Hurts: LOVE this. Strong catchy chorus, not shouty, radio-friendly and mid-tempo.
9: Not Enough: Another mid-tempo with a strong chorus, beautiful verses, very radio-friendly.
10: 4Real: Gorgeous ballad, Avril at her finest. Lyrics are a bit daft in places, but nice tune.
11: Darlin: Accompanied by guitars, won't be a single but it's nice.
12: Remeber When: Lovely piano ballad that builds into lots of emotion.
13: Goodbye: Haunting ballad, I wouldn't be mad about it but it's a nice way to wind the album down.
14: Alice [extended]: Creepy, lots of wailing. Not a fan of this.
As a stand-alone album, I like it. It's summery, catchy, and has some good songs. It's Avril that I can't figure out sometimes - this is a 26-year-old woman, with a marriage and divorce behind her, still shouting about "making out with your friend" or being "a crazy b*tch". It comes as no surprise to learn that several of the songs were written by Avril as a teenager. All the same - it's a welcome return from the over-produced boy-hating elements of previous efforts.